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EMBA 2.0: Lessons on entrepreneurship

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  • Jan 18, 2019
EMBA 2.0: Lessons on entrepreneurship

Participants at the EMBA 2.0 session

Photo submitted by Larry Lau, EMBA ’18

Ivey Executive MBA graduates gained insights on entrepreneurship from leaders of innovative startups at the inaugural EMBA 2.0 event.

EMBA 2.0 is an initiative from a cohort of EMBA 2018 graduates to reconnect and continue the case-based learning from the EMBA Program. The first session on January 12 included cases on corporate intrapreneurship and a blockchain startup, and three guest speakers:

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  • Sheetal Jaitly, Founder and CEO of TribalScale, a global innovation partner that helps enterprises adapt in the digital era;
  • Jenessa Olson, MSc ’18, Co-Founder of STMNT, a clothing rental service; and,
  • Usha Srinivasan, Vice President of Venture Programs at MaRS Discovery District, a not-for-profit corporation that supports entrepreneurs.

Larry Lau, EMBA ’18, Founder of Eighty8 Ventures and one of the EMBA 2.0 organizers, said EMBA 2.0 demonstrates the EMBA graduates’ commitment to lifelong learning. Approximately 30 people attended, from as far away as Russia.

“I strongly believe this was a testament to the calibre of individuals within our class,” he said.

Lau said future sessions are planned.